As you’ll recall, we reported that it appears that Thad Cochran won the Mississippi Republican Senate Primary runoff by buying black votes. That would be black, Democrat votes. He had lots of help from the Republican Establishment getting it done too. As a matter of fact John McCain – who is absolutely stupid enough to be a charter member of the CBC – whined that he couldn’t see what the Tea Party was so upset about, after all, aren’t Republicans supposed to be chasing black votes? Yeah John, they are. What they’re not supposed to be doing is buying them.
Anyway, this post is kind of like a Marx Brothers movie. We’ve got all the clowns. Yesterday the CBC sent Senator Cochran a list of demands. That would be a list of things he needs to get his vote right left on since he owes his primary win to Mississippi black voters.
Already the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they want Cochran to do. The wish list is filling up with ideas like maintaining funding for food stamps, beefing up programs that help poor blacks in Mississippi and even supporting the Voting Rights Act.
“Absolutely we have expectations,’’ Rep Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said in an interview.
Now, the case can certainly be made that this is just one of a long line of CBC dumb political moves, and the Daily Caller does a good job of that. On the other hand, we’re of the opinion that even though it may well be a dumb CBC move, they do so many dumb things that nobody is likely to notice. Heck, it takes the idea that a couple of battalions of Marines could tip Guam into the sea to even get a notice. We think that the noticeable thing here is that the CBC’s expectations fit right into what’s really due them. They have a right to expectations because without Mississippi’s black Democrats, Cochran would be looking at what he might consider a premature retirement.
We think Cochran’s retirement is long past due, but then we’re radicals.
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